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Split Decision: The Murder of Dr. Jack Wilson

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As fraternal twins, Betty and Peggy were together from the very beginning. As adults, they were very different people but remained best friends.  Then, in 1992, they either conspired together to have Betty’s husband killed or fought together to prove their innocence.

Join us at the quiet end for Split Decision. After Betty’s husband, Dr. Jack Wilson, was brutally murdered in his own home, suspicions turned to Betty.  Betty was an outspoken, hard-headed woman who had engaged in numerous extramarital affairs. Her promiscuity, alcoholism and an adulterous affair with a black man in racist Alabama may have turned the police, and eventually a jury, against her. If the prosecution’s theory was that Betty and Peggy conspired together to kill Jack, then why was Betty found guilty while Peggy was acquitted? It may have just been the result of prejudice against Betty, the wild one, and appreciation for the sweet and amiable Peggy.

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Betty Wilson, Snapped, Oxygen Network, S33 E2, 11/5/2023

The Betty Wilson Story, Old Huntsville, No. 77

By Two and Two, Jim Schutze, 1/1995

Finding Betty, Jean Adam Jr., Retrieved 4/9/2024

The Wilson Murder, Forensic Files, S1 E8, Retrieved 4/2/2024

Wilson v. State, Court of Criminal Appeals of Alabama, 1/13/1995

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Apr 22 2024
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